But there are other people like paralegals who can help you with some things.

They can call themselves a lawyer without being regulated by an approved legal regulator. So, they might be self-regulated or part of a membership organisation.

There are some legal services that can’t be done by non-regulated lawyers. But they are allowed to do them if they are supervised by someone else who works at a regulated firm.

They can help you with a number of services. These can include writing your will, going to court with you to support you or giving you general legal advice.

Some may give you free advice and support while others may ask you to pay. Their skills and experience may vary and to help you decide where to go there are different things to keep in mind.

We have the key facts about lawyers who do not need to be regulated. Find out what they can do, how to find one and how you may be protected if something goes wrong: